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39 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 08 January 2009 11:49PM

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Comment author: Raw_Power 13 December 2010 03:31:19PM 4 points [-]

I was told Romeo and Juliet was conceived as a Black Comedy, and indeed the protagonists seem to firmly grasp the Idiot Ball throughout the story. It was revived in the Elizabethan Britain as a tragedy because Romeo and Juliet seemed to embody the weird "morality" and sensitivity of that era.